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Pluto's features could have names like Mt. Tardis and Vader Crater

The folks behind NASA's New Horizons released a list of the most popular suggested names for places on Pluto that shows sci-fi and fantasy fans are getting plenty of representation.

By July 10, 2015

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NASA photographer grabs rare shot of space station in front of moon

The International Space Station once again steps into the moonlight in an extraordinary photo. See if you can spot it.

By August 3, 2015

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Cthulhu, Skywalker, Vulcans finally on the map...of Pluto and Charon

The first draft of maps naming spots on Pluto and Charon are out, and they'll make you want to be a space cartographer.

By August 3, 2015

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Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014

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Strange red graffiti-like streaks spotted on Saturn's icy moon Tethys

Thanks to Saturn's northern hemisphere moving into its summer -- and better lighting -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has reported back an odd sight.

By July 29, 2015

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New image of Mars crater is, well, striking

The violent impact of a space rock on the Martian surface creates a compellingly beautiful image, but good thing no one's home up there.

By February 6, 2014

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NASA's Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we're still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto's moon.

By July 29, 2015

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Buzz Pluto's tall peaks and frozen plains in NASA flyby video

NASA's New Horizons has sent back remarkable new images of the distant dwarf planet, but nothing captures the feel of Pluto quite like this new video.

By July 20, 2015

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NASA gives Pluto's 'heart' a name, reveals second riveting shot of dwarf planet

In a just-held briefing, NASA says that Pluto's "heart" will be named for the dwarf planet's original discoverer, a dark spot on moon Charon is called "Mordor," and Pluto is a relative newborn.

By July 15, 2015

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John Lennon gets his own Mercury impact crater

John Lennon's name is now part of a heavenly body, with the pop-rocker joining some esteemed company on Mercury's surface.

By December 20, 2013